5151 feet

5151 feet

The part of the body associated with moving and with foundation, direction and chosen path. Feet may symbolise the response to God’s direction. The feet of God and of Jesus Christ are mentioned symbolically to describe some divine characteristics.

Feet as part of the physical body

Human feet Ex 30:19-21; Lev 8:23; Dt 8:4; Jos 14:9; 2Sa 4:4; 1Ki 15:23; SS 7:1; Eze 6:11; Eze 25:6; Lk 7:44; Ac 3:7

The feet of creatures and objects of worship Ge 8:9; Ex 37:3; Eze 1:7; Da 2:33

A whole person may be represented by the foot

Job 28:4; Ps 36:11; Pr 6:18; Isa 59:7

Symbolic references to human feet

In relation to guidance, direction and following Ps 17:5 See also Ps 37:31; Ps 44:18; Ps 56:13; Ps 119:101,105; Pr 3:6; Pr 4:26-27; Lk 1:79

In relation to disobedience and waywardness Ps 1:1 See also 2Ki 21:22; Job 31:5; Pr 1:15-16; Pr 4:14; Pr 6:18; Isa 59:7; Mt 18:8 pp Mk 9:45

In relation to a secure standing with God Ps 40:2 See also 1Sa 2:9; 2Sa 22:34 pp Ps 18:33; Ps 31:8; Ps 66:9; Pr 4:26; Hab 3:19; 1Co 15:58; Eph 6:13

In relation to bringing the gospel Isa 52:7 See also Na 1:15; Ro 10:15; Eph 6:15

In relation to expressing attitudes and emotions Jos 10:24 defeat and humiliation; Ru 3:4-8 requesting marriage and redemption; 1Sa 25:24 supplication and homage Hospitality and servanthood: 1Sa 25:41; Lk 7:44; Jn 13:5 Defeat and subservience: 2Sa 22:39-40 pp Ps 18:38-39; Eze 24:17 mourning; Mt 10:14 pp Mk 6:11 pp Lk 9:5 scorn and a warning to those who reject God’s message Worship and reverence: Ac 4:35; Ac 10:25
Heb 10:29 rejection

“Jesus’feet” symbolises the source and place of God’s grace

Worshippers come to Jesus Christ’s feet Lk 8:35 See also Mt 28:9

The sinful come to Jesus Christ’s feet Lk 7:37-38 See also Jn 12:3

The suffering come to Jesus Christ’s feet Mt 15:30 See also Mk 5:22-23 pp Mt 9:18 pp Lk 8:41; Mk 7:25 pp Mt 15:25; Jn 11:32

People sit at Jesus Christ’s feet to learn Lk 10:39 It was common practice for disciples to gather around their teacher in this way. See also Jn 8:2

Ultimately all will come to Jesus Christ’s feet in worship Ro 14:11; Isa 45:23; Php 2:10

“Feet of God” symbolises his majestic presence

Zec 14:4 See also Ex 24:10; Isa 66:1; Na 1:3; Mt 5:35; Ac 7:49; Rev 10:2

God’s feet are referred to in relation to worship Ps 99:5; Ps 110:1; Ps 132:7; Rev 1:17

“Beneath/under the feet” to denote the defeat and subservience of enemies

Jos 10:24; 2Sa 22:39; 1Ki 5:3; Ps 8:6; Ps 45:5; Ps 47:3; Isa 49:23; La 3:34; Mal 4:3; Mt 22:42-45; Ps 110:1; Ac 2:34-36; Ro 16:20; 1Co 15:25-28; Eph 1:22-23; Heb 10:13; Rev 3:9

See also

2420gospel
4050dust
5153foot-washing
5163legs
5179sandal
5197walking
5865gestures
7342cleanliness
8120following Christ
9125footstool

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